Tuesday, March 5, 2013

It's the Carnival of Homeschooling!

Welcome to the Carnival of Homeschooling!  I'm glad you're visiting here at SmallWorld at Home. Let me introduce myself for those who are new here. I'm in my 13th year of homeschooling, currently with a 7th grade son and an 10th grade daughter. Our oldest son is finishing his junior year in college. And yes, he was homeschooled all the way through high school.

This week's edition is full of great articles on homeschooling, from precious preschool crafts to serious science for high schoolers. Grab a cup of coffee or tea, put your feet up, and get your weekly dose of articles from around the web. I've thrown in a few photos of the Smoky Mountains in winter just for some added aesthetic pleasure. I sure do love my big backyard!

Everyone knows that homeschooling can be a stressful endeavor! Jamie at MomSCHOOL presents some ideas for keeping sane in Tips for Keeping Burn-out at Bay.

To take your children from public or private school situations makes for an even greater transition. Here's Rachael J DeBruin's suggestions to prepare for the transition in Preparing to Homeschool~Top Ten Ways to Get Yourself Ready! posted at DiAmOnDs In ThE rOuGh.

Mindy at DenSchool presents some outstanding ideas and tips on using household items for Fun Physics Labs at Home

Annie Kate goes Beyond the Basics: Making the 'Extras' Work in Your Homeschool at Tea Time with Annie Kate.

Homeschooling is nearly done at Notes From a Homeschooled Mom as her second and last child heads to college. She writes about some of the items she'll put in her past in Homeschooling Chores I Will No Longer Have to Do.

Does listening to music while doing school really improve learning? The author's 12-year-old insists it does; Dee sets out to explore this concept at Time 4 Learning.

Victoria at Teaching Mommy says that "this year, I really had to review and ponder the reason my husband and I have chosen to homeschool our children. We homeschool for just one reason...." Read more at Why We Homeschool.

We need to help ourselves and our children get the best educations available. Chris writes about one way of Expanding Your Child's Future Earnings at Home School vs. Public School.

The Cates of Why Homeschooling take a look at the changing face of homeschooling in Homeschooling, Race, Income and Family Structure. Homeschoolers are no longer seen as only "Wealthy, White and well educated."

The Squirrels are having fun with Creative Narration over at Dewey's Treehouse. I sure do miss all those dinosaurs and action figures being part of our school days!

There's lots of fun going on at Sandy Toes Creations with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Fun Early Math and Art Projects and Activities. We used to love those books here in SmallWorld!

Barbara Frank shares a few things parents pulling their kids out of school to homeschool them should know in Homeschooling for Safety at Barbara Frank Online.

Chareen Rushworth of Every Bed of Roses shares some thoughts on the topic of science in high school with ideas to support and encourage you in Teaching High School Science.

Next month is National Poetry Month! March is a great time to start planning. Check out some of my Ultimate Guide to Creative Writing for Students for some ideas about how to incorporate more poetry into your homeschool.

Thanks to the Cates at Why Homeschool for organizing the Carnival of Homeschooling. Anyone is welcome to submit blog posts! To take part in the next carnival, follow this blog carnival link to submit your article. It's that easy!


  1. Looks great! Thank you for hosting!

  2. Lovely photos! Thanks for hosting and for including my post :)

    (Will tweet this!)

  3. Thank you for hosting! What a wonderful array of topics about homeschooling.

  4. Thank you for hosting! Love this Carnival...great articles :)

  5. Sarah, thank you for hosting the carnival...you're right. The pics are stunning!


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